Learning skills like animation and web design was great fun. The tutors helped me develop my design and coding skills, while using the industry standard software I’m now using at work.

Luke

    Overview

    The digital world now shapes the way we think, communicate, work and play.

    Our BA (Hons) Digital Media degree equips you with all the technical and design skills you’ll need to produce original and striking multimedia projects across multiple platforms.

    Guided by a skilled team, you’ll develop an understanding of the history and theory of digital media. You will use specialist facilities including computer suites and professional video and sound recording equipment. You'll have the opportunity to study modules to develop a range of multimedia skills such as web design, computer animation (2D and 3D), digital imaging, visual communications, motion graphics and digital entrepreneurship.

    Why Study Digital Media?

    The fast-moving digital media industry offers exciting employment prospects whether you're interested in interactive design, video, animation, photography or graphic design. On this course, you'll develop the technical skills and creative flair to help you become a dynamic, work-ready graduate.

    The course is based around three areas of practice:

    • interactive design (including web design, app design and augmented reality)
    • moving image production (including 2D and 3D animation, mobile film making and motion graphics)
    • still image production (including graphic design, visual communication, digital imaging and photography)

    You'll learn the theory of multimedia digital production, explore current trends and develop strong practical skills with industry standard hardware and software including the Adobe suite and Autodesk Maya.

    You'll be able to book equipment including video cameras, digital SLRs, and sound recording equipment to complete your project work and will be supported by specialist technicians. All of these on-campus activities will be conducted in accordance with the most up-to-date Health and Safety guidance.

    You will also experience a range of online teaching activities that will enhance your ability to work virtually – a key employability skill in a world that has been radically changed by Covid-19.

    Complete University Guide Subject League Table 2023

    1st in the UK for student satisfaction with the quality of teaching in the subject area of Art and Design.

    The Guardian University League Tables 2022

    6th in the UK for student satisfaction for the quality of feedback and assessment in the subject area of Media and Film studies.

      All about the course

      In the first year of the course, you will learn a selection of core multimedia skills in composition, video, animation, photography, web design and visual communication. You will also start developing your academic writing and research skills. Our first-year students come into the course with a variety of different skills at varying levels, so the first year is designed to bring everybody up to a good level to fully equip you for the second year of the course.

      On the Creativity and New Media module you will learn how to create your own piece of Augmented Reality.

      Entry requirements

      Qualification type

      Grades

      A Levels BCC
      BTEC DMM
      Access 6 Distinctions and 39 Merits
      International Baccalaureate 28 Points
      Combinations A combination of qualifications totalling 104 -112 UCAS points

      For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.

      More information about entry requirements.

      104-112
      UCAS Points

      Module information

      Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. Modules will vary when studied in combination with another subject.

      Core/optional modules

      How you’ll learn

      You will be taught through a combination of workshops, practical sessions, lectures, tutorials and seminars on campus as well as online activities, lectures and drop in sessions.

      You will have the opportunity to work on live briefs, and to develop skills in a number of different practical disciplines as well as refining academic writing, research and presentation skills.

      Feedback on project work is given regularly by your tutors and peers.

      In the first two years of study, modules are based around learning and developing new skills and techniques, so there are plenty of workshops, practical sessions, lectures, tutorials, seminars and online activities to facilitate this. As you reach your final year of study, the focus of the modules changes to developing, exploring and practicing skills to get you industry or post graduate ready. This means that you will have more individual tutorial and production support tailored around your chosen area of study.

      Contact hours are generally 4 hours per week per module, and this will consist of a combination of the above teaching methods. Your actual contact hours will depend on the optional modules you select. In addition, you will be able to arrange tutorials with teaching staff and your personal academic tutor.

      When not attending lectures, seminars, workshops or other timetabled sessions, you will continue learning through self-study, either on campus or remotely as suits you. Typically, this involves developing practical skills, reading journal articles and books (print and e-copy), undertaking research via library resources, working on projects, and preparing for assignments, workshops and seminars.

      Your module tutor will direct you towards specific readings and/or activities to complete before class. They will have office hours so you can arrange tutorials to discuss any aspects of the module.

      It is expected that students will be actively engaged with their course and combined with individual study should be spending on average around 36 hours per week on their studies. Part time students will be expected to be spending an average of 18 hours per week on their studies over six years.

      The core teaching team consists of highly qualified academics and practitioners who all hold teaching qualifications, post graduate degrees and are research-active, sharing a range of expertise and experience. They all have experience in delivering research-informed teaching.

      Guest speakers from industry as well as postgraduate students sometimes assist in teaching and assessing some modules, however experienced academics teach the vast majority of the course content.

      All courses are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2022.

      Digital Media profoundly shapes the world we live in. The Digital Media team are eager to help you become a knowledgeable and skilled navigator of our digital realm. We will help you learn a range of highly employable skills, including web design, digital imaging, 2D and 3D animation, mobile film making and motion graphics.

      Joanna SamuelDigital Media Course Director

      National Student Survey 2021

      of our Digital Media students were satisfied with the quality of teaching.

      How you’ll be assessed

      Practical modules on the Digital Media course are assessed through the submission of practical assignments which make up 80% of the module grade. Mid semester, 20% of the grade is assessed through either a pre-production presentation or a written element in the form of a critical review.

      Theory modules are assessed a little differently in the first and second years, with the mid semester and end of semester assessment each weighting 50% of the total module mark. These assignments will include at least one academic essay and either a video essay (year 1) or infographic (year 2). In the third year, the written dissertation is worth 80% of the module grade and 20% of the grade is assessed through a proposal presentation.

      The final year Digital Creative Careers module has a slightly different weighting for assessment, where a mid-semester report is worth 40% of the module grade and a portfolio is submitted at the end of the semester worth 60% of the module grade.

      Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

      Digital Media is assessed 100% through coursework. There are no exams. Most modules are individual projects, and in the case of the group work on the Digital Studio: Enterprise and Innovation module, your individual contribution is what is assessed.

      You are assessed against module specific Learning Outcomes and School-level marking criteria which are made available to students during their studies.

      Feedback

      You will receive formative feedback on all practice assessments and summative feedback on end of module assessment submissions. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor. In addition to summative feedback, which is normally returned within 15 working days after submission, you will have frequent opportunities to present and receive feedback on your progress as part of the teaching.

      100% Coursework

      Your future career

      Our BA (Hons) Digital Media course is designed to enable you to define a creative solution to a specific issue or tasks in a number of different professional contexts. In this sense, the skills you will gain are transferable across a wide range of careers. For example, roles that recent graduates have secured include Web Designer, Animator, Food Photographer, 3D CGI Artist, YouTuber, Content Designer, Graphic Designer, Marketing Assistant, Digital Marketing Professional, UX/UI Designer, Design and Marketing Director, Film Producer, Influencer, Motion Designer, and Architectural Designer.

      Graduates may also go on to undertake a higher degree at Canterbury Christ Church University or elsewhere.

      The Digital Media course helped me get a broad range of skills and experience in many different aspects of media which has made me a candidate for a variety of roles. The course let me explore different routes to find what I liked and enjoyed the most and has helped me massively in both my roles since I've graduated.

      CharlieDigital Media graduate

      National Student Survey 2021

      of our Digital Media students were satisfied with the learning opportunities.

      Combined honours

      Combined UCAS Codes

      We constantly assess our curriculum to ensure students have the best possible study experience and this means our course combinations are subject to change. If you are interested in a particular combination please contact our friendly course enquiry team to discuss your choice.

      courses@canterbury.ac.uk

      Course UCAS Code Placement Year
      Business Management GN4C P3N2
      English Language QG34 -
      Events Planning NP83 -
      Marketing GN4M P4N5
      Media and Communications GP43 -
      International Relations W2P4  
      Politics P324  
      Public Relations and Media PR05  

      Combined Honours explained.

       

      Fees

      The 2022/23 annual tuition fees for this course are:

        UK** Overseas***
      Full-time £9,250 £14,500
      Part-time £4,625 £7,250

      Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

      Please read the 2022/23 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2022/23 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

      **Home (UK) Fees

      The fees above are for the 2022/23 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2022/23.

      In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website.

      ***Overseas Fees (including EU fees):

      Undergraduate Overseas tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees.

      Students with an Overseas fee status will be eligible for an International student Scholarship fee discount of £1,500, which will be applied to all Full-time Undergraduate courses with a tuition fee of £14,500.

      Students with an EU fee status will be eligible for the EEA Transition Scholarship. Further details can be found here: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding/international-student-fees-and-funding

      Diamond Jubilee Scholarships and Bursaries

      To celebrate 60 years of transforming lives through education new cash bursary and scholarship opportunities are available for students starting a degree in September 2022. See full details.

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      The Office for Students (OfS) regulates Canterbury Christ Church University. The OfS is the independent regulator of higher education in England. It aims to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers. Further details about its work are available on the OfS website.

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      Duration:

      3 years

      UCAS code:

      N53W

      Location(s):

      Canterbury
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